One Goal - Many Voices. Writing with 2030 in mind, representatives of civil society organizations, experts from science and research, business partners and individuals who are particularly committed to the issue are active in the fight against hunger. The exchange of ideas regarding the magazine's main focus is on the diversity of the participants.
Dr. Julia Köhn is shaping the transformation of global agricultural & food systems as a founder, entrepreneur and investor. As Chair of the German AgriFood Society, she represents the interests of German AgriTech, FoodTech and BioTech startups and is particularly committed to internationally competitive funding for High & DeepTech startups in the field of agri-food transformation.
Isabel Knößlsdorfer is a Docotoral Researcher at the Chair of International Food Economics and Rural Development at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Knößlsdorfer has studied Culture and Society of Africa at the University in Bayreith and for her masters she went to the University of Passau and studied Development Studies. Her research interests lie in Food Security and Dietary Diversity, Inequality and Poverty, Agrobiodiversity and Rural Development.
Dr. Jorrit Kamminga is a political scientist specialising in the nexus between security and development. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Valencia in Spain. As a consultant, he worked on UNODC's World Drug Report in 2015 and 2022, as well as for the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD).
Shivani Kannabhiran is Sectorlead for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains at the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct. She is a specialist in risk-based due diligence and leads the work on responsible agricultural supply chains. She works closely with policymakers, businesses, investors, civil society and labour representatives to promote the OECD standards for responsible business conduct worldwide.
Sebastian Köcke is a Junior Advisor for the GIZ in the Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector in Zambia. Prior to that he was part of the GIZ Sector Programme Sustainable Sanitation and worked as a project engineer in the German private sector.
Michael Kühn is Senior Advisor Policy and External Relation at Welthungerhilfe. After studying political science and history in Hamburg, he worked at the Hessian Foundation for Peace and Conflict Research in Frankfurt, for the United Nations in El Salvador, at Greenpeace in Hamburg and the Lutheran World Federation in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He has been working for Welthungerhilfe since 2007, first as regional coordinator in Haiti and since July 2010 as climate policy officer in Bonn.
Florent Kossivi Tiassou is a Togolese-born journalist, trainer and consultant based in Bonn, Germany, who produces programmes and environment-related reports for "Deutsche Welle".As a trainer, he is specialised in the dissemination of best practice examples on climate change adaptation and sustainable land management (SLM) and was awarded with the Carl von Carlowitz Sustainability Award 2019/2020 by the "Senate of the Economy".
Dr. rer. pol. Karin Gaesing, geographer and spatial planner, is a researcher at INEF, University of Duisburg-Essen. She has many years of experience in development cooperation, including for GTZ in Ethiopia and Côte d'Ivoire, and as a freelance consultant in Africa and India. She is an expert in regional planning, gender, participation and land use planning.
Dr. Arnulf Köhncke is an ecologist and head of the Species Protection Department at WWF Germany. Since he lived and worked in Cambodia for almost a year some time ago, he has been fascinated by the region of Southeast Asia, its people and its nature. In the meantime, he is working more generally on the challenges of protecting endangered species and making environmental protection and economic development more compatible. His main areas of work are poaching and the trade in illegal wildlife products, especially ivory and rhino horn. At the same time, he works to protect such endangered and iconic species as the great apes, the polar bear, the great panda and the Sumatran rhinoceros.
Solomon King Benge is the founder of Fundi Bots, an education non-profit with a mission to accelerate science learning in Africa. Fundi Bots uses high-impact learning tools like robotics and enhanced science curriculum material to promote better learning outcomes, improved career prospects and real-world technological advancement in African schools and communities.
In addition, he is a 2014 Echoing Green Fellow, 2014 Ashoka Fellow and a 2017, Segal Family Foundation African Visionary Fellow.
Solomon also enjoys art and storytelling through various media.
Dr. Reiner Klingholz is director and board member of the Berlin-Institute for Population and Development. Previously, he was a member of the Enquete Commission on Demographic Change in Lower Saxony and worked as a Fellow at the Stellenborsch Institute for Advanced Studies in South Africa.
Roselyn Korleh is the Communication, Policy and Reporting Officer on the BMZ Funded Multi Actor Partnership project called ‘’Land for Life- Making Policies Work for Food Security in Liberia working with Rights and Rice Foundation; a national Implementing Partner to Welthungerhilfe.
John Agyekum Kufuor was sworn into office as president of Ghana on 7th January 2001. He served two four year terms after winning re-election in 2004 until he stepped down on 7th January 2009. A lawyer by profession, Kufuor trained at the Oxford University in the UK and spent many years as a private businessman before eventually entering politics full time. During his time as president, he served as chairman of the African Union between 2007 and 2008.
As President of AGRA, Dr. Agnes Kalibata leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers. Prior to joining AGRA in September 2014, Dr. Kalibata was Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI).
Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler served as President of Germany from 2004 to 2010. Prior to that, he was Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry of Finance, President of the Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Managing Director of the IMF.